The Boston Red Sox are reportedly signing free-agent infielder Trevor Story to a deal. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the deal is a six-year agreement, worth $140 million.
Joel Sherman reports a complicated opt-out clause. If Story ops out in year four but Boston ops in, a seventh year is added at $25M.
Story will play second with Xander Bogaerts being unwilling to move from shortstop, while Christian Arroyo is willing to learn outfield with Story’s arrival.
The Sox also have a stacked middle infield in the farm system, including Marcelo Mayer, Jeter Downs, and Nick Yorke, so a good problem for the Sox to have in the future lies ahead.
Story, 29, hit .251/.329/.471 in 2021, clubbing 24 homers and posting a 100 wRC+ with the Rockies, in what is now the last year of his six-year tenure in Colorado.